Cora Gäbel

Cora Gäbel
University of Cologne | UOC · Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology

Doctor of Philosophy

About

4
Publications
1,344
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
0
Citations

Publications

Publications (4)
Article
Full-text available
Every year at the beginning of the rainy season, devotees of the Hindu deity Shiva collect water from ritually important water bodies across India. Orange-clad, barefooted men, women, and sometimes even children carry this water to a Shiva temple of their choice. At their destination, they or the priests pour the water over the phallic representati...
Article
The article deals with the Mahā Kumbh Melā in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh, northern India) and the practices of Hindu world renouncers during this festival. In 2013, approximately 120 million renouncers and lay pilgrims attended the festival. After a brief overview of the academic discussion on Hindu renunciation, the article proceeds to outline the m...
Chapter
Full-text available
Mainly based on ethnographic fieldwork, the article deals with two interconnected Hindu festivals celebrated by the Vaishnava Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri in the East Indian state of Odisha. While one of the festivals is celebrated annually (Ratha Yatra or Chariot Festival), the other is celebrated in nineteen year intervals (Nabakalebara or Renew...
Chapter
Full-text available
Valmiki's Ramayana depicts Sita, the spouse of Rama, as ideal wife. She depends on her powerful husband and is always dutiful to him. On the other hand, authors of mostly more contemporary origin draw a picture of a strong, independent Sita who can easily defeat her enemies or makes friends with them in later years.